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Even before identity theft became an issue, anything I ever read on writing
a resume suggested not putting things like a social security number (social
insurance number in Canada) or a birthdate on a resume.
Generally, that is information an employer will only need when they actually
extend an offer of employment. No need to provide it before then.
From: siliconwriter -at- comcast -dot- net (Sarah Stegall)
Subject: Re: Resumes and credit card fraud
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 19:24:13 -0800
On Sunday, February 27, 2005, at 05:39 PM, Kelley wrote:
| I know we've discussed this before, but for those who haven't heard
| about it, it's worth bringing up again. In part, this paper discusses
| how online resumes can be used to fraudulently obtain credit cards.
I fail to understand why anyone would put their date of birth and
Social Security number in an online resume. Without those two numbers,
identity theft is made much more difficult.
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